is here! I bought it Tuesday night, and it's here today
. So far, I am thrilled by the point-click instant gratification
but the auto and programmed modes are hideous. Eliminating three positions on the preset wheel in 20 minutes makes me wonder if I made a horrible mistake by cheaping out. On the other hand: cheaper camera + 2-year accidental protection warranty (will pay for itself the first time I crack the LCD) + rechargable AA batteries + 1 GB memory card + carrying case (the big ol' ten times zoom
lens making the sx110 too fat for my old case) + storage space = quite enough money, thank you. So I will make nice with the sx110 and see what falls out of the $400-$600 (plus accessories) market.
However, it's electronics fail week. My external hard drive is dying fast. I didn't realize how much I'd moved to using it as primary storage until Windows "fixed" nine thousand
invalid or cross-linked files. Copying all my precious detritus across USB 2.0 makes me completely understand the importance of eSATA and Firewire to the future. My super-cheap DVD player is missing its remote, which is unfortunate, since the player has no menu navigation buttons. My work headphones (RIP) are getting replaced tomorrow. And the baby laptop has its lot of special and unique snowflake history
Now that I've gotten the book log out of the way, I feel I can make more frivolous posts again. For example: Trader Joe's has an Oreo lookalike, the Joe Joe, which incorporates candy canes in the filling. Those lasted about three days in my possession, and should've lasted a lot
longer. Yum, junk food!
On a sadder note, I dropped community chorus. It meets the day before my class, I don't like how the director warms the chorus up (briefly, and then stops for half an hour of announcements), and I can't do two super-long days back-to-back. Not those two items, not in that order.
But the important thing is, I have a camera! And tomorrow I'm going to buy memory, so I can take more than seven pictures at a time.